20 Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Memorial Day

Memorial Day Recipes | MarlaMeridith.com

As we fire up our grills to welcome summer we honor those who have served our country. Beyond the smoky grill, corn on the cob and ice cream is the gratitude that we share for those who protect and help us to live peaceful lives. That is the main point of Memorial Day.

Thank you to people who have dedicated their lives to service and to the families who love them. I am forever grateful.

Are you entertaining this weekend? I have your back with 20 great recipes that I have created for you here on FamilyFreshCooking.com

Gluten Blueberry Lemon Muffins | MarlaMeridith.com

Let’s start a little sweet. These recipes can be served for breakfast or energy lifting snacks throughout the day.

Blueberry Lemon Muffins will make you happy any time of day. They are also gluten free.

Baked Apples with Walnuts & Dates | MarlaMeridith.com

Stuffed Baked Apples with Walnuts and Dates

What says American pride more that juicy apples?! Try them baked with my nutty filling and you will never think of apples the same way again.

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal | MarlaMeridith.com

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal This is Americana in in a warming bowl of fun filled flavor.

It is also time for ripe juicy plums…

Plum Crisp | MarlaMeridith.com

The name says it all here. If you are craving more crumbly topping than fruit then try:

Extra Crumbly Plum Crisp

Coconut Scrambled Eggs | MarlaMeridith.com

Jazz up breakfast or brunch with Sweet Coconut Eggs on Toast.  Have you ever tried a sweet scrambled eggs? Oh you must!

Oatmeal. Oatmeal with more blueberries than you could ever imagine.

Blueberry Coconut Bakes Steel Cut Oatmeal

Blueberry Coconut Oatmeal | MarlaMeridith.com

Here are a few cooling drinks to try…

Strawberry Milk

Strawberry Milk | MarlaMeridith.com

This recent post got a lot of attention ~ especially when readers got all excited about hitting it up with a splash of rum!

Lemonade Coconut Milkshakes

Lemonade Coconut Milkshake | MarlaMeridith.com

Now let’s take a look at savory.

Sun-dried Tomato Hummus | MarlaMeridith.com

Chips and dips are always popular and feed a party crowd!

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus with Crispy Sprouted Grain Chips

Bacon Guacamole Salsa | MarlaMeridith.com

Everyone needs a great guacamole recipe.

My Bacon Guacamole Salsa is the ultimate for dipping or topping your favorite fish, steak or chicken.

Stuffed Mushrooms with Bacon, Cheese and Thyme | MarlaMeridith.com

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms are an easy crowd pleaser too!

Raise your hand if you like to grill when the weather warms up? (I am frantically waving both hands in the air by the way!)

Grilled Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Chicken Kebabs with Roasted Pepper Sauce | MarlaMeridith.com

Here is a great grilled side dish that is perfect for any menu.

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables

Balsamic Grilled Vegetables | MarlaMeridith.com

Everyone loves food on a stick.

Try my little Hot Dog Skewers & Creamy Avocado Dip

Hot Dog Skewers with Avocado Dip | MarlaMeridith.com

People love salads. Especially when you add cheese, grilled chicken and lots of veggies. Don’t forget to top it all off with a homemade vinaigrette.

Grilled Chicken Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Camembert Strawberry Salad | MarlaMeridith.com

Here is another salad with the ever popular and delicious quinoa…

BLT-A Quinoa Salad Serve yours up in little mason jars too. Would make for a fun table setting!

For more table top inspiration check out my Table Toppers Pinterest board.

Bacon Lettuce Tomato Avocado Quinoa Salad | MarlaMeridith.com

Cool it down after meal time with some homemade popsicles!

Frozen Yogurt Watermelon Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Popsicles are sure to please pink lovers, watermelon lovers and everyone in between.

Creamed Corn Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com

Creamed Corn Popsicles will a great conversation starter!

Tutti Frutti Popsicles | MarlaMeridith.com

Pretty and polka dotty…

Tutti Fruitti Chocolate Coconut Popsicles

Honeydew Sherbet | MarlaMeridith.comIce cream, you scream we all scream for….

Honeydew Sherbet-Ice Milk

Enjoy your long weekend with family and friends.!

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~ Marla Meridith

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37 thoughts on “20 Healthy & Delicious Recipes for Memorial Day

  1. Beautiful photos! What great ideas. I would be a very welcome guest at any BBQ bringing any of these delicious treats. Have a great memorial day weekend! Hopefully the weather will improve.

    1. Thanks Jamie. It is always interesting to do a round up & pull recipe posts from the past. So much has changed over the past year with lots & lots of photography practice!! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get to try the milkshake 🙂

  2. Love the picture of your darling little ballerina! I danced for 13 years and desperately want one of my girls to dance. Knowing my luck, it won’t happen 😉

    Wonderful lineup! Love every single recipe!!

    1. Katie, you never know. My little girl loves to dance, but her love goes in phases. She is really casual about it. I certainly don’t think this will turn out to be a “career” thing. Though you never know!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

    1. Dara, it was so fun to look back on our recipes from Get Grillin’ We must revisit that again – miss you bunches 🙂 Have a great long weekend with that sweet family of yours!